The Delhi Police early on Friday managed to arrest the driver of the cash van who fled last night with a whopping Rs 22.5 crore, almost pulling off one of the biggest heists in the national capital.
The accused driver, Pradeep, was arrested by the Delhi Police in Okhla Industrial Area.
The accused driver took off with the vehicle when the guard in the van took a small break to relieve himself.
When Pradeep did not return after 10 minutes, the guard tried calling him but he did not pick up, after which he proceeded to call the police.
Pradeep hid the cash in a godown in Okhla and then took the van to Govindpuri metro station, where he left the vehicle and came back to sleep in the warehouse.
The police successfully tracked him down to the godown from where he was finally arrested.
The entire amount leaving 11,000 rupees, from which he reportedly bought clothes for himself, has been recovered.
According to sources, Pradeep Shukla, who had joined the cash replenishment company, SIS, two months ago was unhappy with his employees, salary and his working hours.
Pradeep has been brought to the Okhla Police station and an FIR under sections of criminal breach of trust and theft has been reportedly registered.